REIT ETF Overview

REIT ETFs hold exclusively real estate investments trusts (REITs). These trusts own or finance income-producing real estate. They provide investors with regular distributions, diversifications, high liquidity and the potential of real estate capital appreciation.

REIT ETFs are part of the following ETF.com market segments:

With 19 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, REIT ETFs gather total assets under management of $13.07B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. REIT ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest REIT ETF is the Schwab U.S. REIT ETF SCHH with $4.55B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing REIT ETF was the SRET at 10.31%. The most-recent ETF launched in the REIT space was the JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF BBRE in 06/15/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

LRETETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN6.05%
MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B 4.01%
MORLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN3.66%
REMLCredit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN3.39%
WREIInvesco Wilshire U.S. REIT ETF3.12%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FFRFirst Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate0.86%
PFFRInfraCap REIT Preferred ETF1.41%
NURENuShares Short-Term REIT ETF1.57%
REETiShares Global REIT ETF1.79%
SRETGlobal X SuperDividend REIT ETF1.88%

top creations

SCHHSchwab U.S. REIT ETF61.46
USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF48.58
REETiShares Global REIT ETF29.11
RWRSPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF23.29
MORLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN17.01

top redemptions

ICFiShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF-24.16
KBWYInvesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF-0.08
FFRFirst Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate--
ROREHartford Multifactor REIT ETF--
BBREJPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF--

AUM WINNERS

USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF39.52%
FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT Index Fund23.04%
MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B 14.85%
SRETGlobal X SuperDividend REIT ETF8.19%
REMLCredit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN5.24%

AUM LOSERS

ROREHartford Multifactor REIT ETF-17.61%
FFRFirst Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate-0.19%
PFFRInfraCap REIT Preferred ETF-0.02%
NURENuShares Short-Term REIT ETF0.65%
ICFiShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF0.96%

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